Peppers and peacocks

Our life's routine and desire to keep balance in our schedule gets completely thrown off sometimes. Those are the times we remember... the inertia is gone, there is something new, something weird, something awesome that happens and stays with us forever. A spur of the moment picnic lead us to a magical place called Kavi... Continue Reading →

Inspiring quotes

As I pause after a rally of blog posts in the first part of the month, I would like to share some quotes that resonate- "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson "One day your life will flash before your... Continue Reading →

Spread good thoughts

Small messages ... notes... cards... these were the silver linings before the seamless connectivity of internet. Today this simple message was a pleasant surprise.

Happiness within

Finding health and happiness.... finding oneself... using the connectedness of holidays for evolving beyond the busyness that holds us back from being our happiest selves...

Meditation, Stress and Mental Fatigue: Research from Experimental Biology 2018

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Each year, scientists who study physiology and other biomedical research fields—including anatomy, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology—gather at the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting. Scientific meetings such as EB provide a platform to present and learn about new and cutting-edge research and form collaborations with colleagues that can lead to advances in science and medicine. This year’s EB meeting in San Diego featured studies ranging in topics from nutrition and exercise to mental well-being and women’s health. Read on to learn more about the relationship between mind and body.

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When you’re physically tired, you may feel like your entire body slows down. You might have trouble keeping your eyes open or putting one foot in front of the other. However, science says something different: In older adults, it’s mental fatigue, not physical energy, that affects walking ability. Researchers from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. asked a group of seniors…

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Recovering from a setback

Setbacks put a brake into our routine. In Physiology, we learn about balance.... that our body systems are constantly working hard to maintain a set point - an equilibrium. There are so many checks and balances in place to cushion us from major deviations. However, sudden changes and challenges, whether in the form of a health... Continue Reading →

Be thankful, be thoughtful

This time of year, families come together to celebrate and overindulge in food. There will be many articles talking about How to curb calories during the holidays; How to lose weight in a short time; New Year resolutions; However, the biggest advice one can take is that of mom's: know yourself, know your body. During... Continue Reading →

Laughter is the best medicine

We all sometimes need a reminder to laugh. This study is from 2009, but a good lesson to us always....keep laughing! Researchers at Loma Linda University tracked people with diabetes every month for over a year who watched 30 minutes of a funny programme (laughter group) versus a second group that did not. All patients... Continue Reading →

Achieving health and happiness

The goal of every person summed up in a few words: health and happiness. The human mind and body need care, but in our busy lives we start to forget about maintaining balance. We care so much about our children's nutrition and activity, but what are they without us? Finding pockets of time to stay... Continue Reading →

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